The Beauty of Scripture

from Jun 06, 2019 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from The Beauty of Scripture, Burk Parsons’ contribution to the June issue of Tabletalk:

Dr. Steven J. Lawson once compared the Bible to a diamond whose beauty, when it is held up to the light, is refracted in many different ways: “No one symbol of the Bible can communicate the whole. So, it requires many different metaphors, many different analogies, to even begin to try to [understand] the totality of the invincible power of the inerrant Word.” The Bible is full of images, symbols, and metaphors that God uses to help us know Him and relate to Him—and to help us know ourselves. He uses metaphors to help us understand truths about this present life and about eternal life and eternal condemnation.

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